Courtney Chandler, WSFA 12 News

Courtney Chandler

WSFA 12 News

Montgomery, AL, United States

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Past articles by Courtney:

Grant addresses mental health needs for Alabama farmers

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to address the mental health of farmers through training and resources. → Read More

Alabama attorney general discusses lawsuit against federal vaccine mandate

Alabama has joined the fight to stop the federal vaccine mandate. → Read More

Civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin files petition to clear her name

Claudette Colvin has filed a petition to expunge her record and finally clear her name. → Read More

Council member, MPD team up to offer firearm familiarization course for women

Gun violence in Montgomery remains a major issue. And as the sun sets sooner, District 4 councilwoman Audrey Graham says it brings more danger for women who are outside. → Read More

MAP Center, Mercy House prepare for Day of Dreams telethon

Whether it’s providing resources for families, tutoring for students, or a safe place where kids can enjoy fun activities, the Ministry About People, or MAP, Center and the Mercy House continue to serve as a support outlet for the community. → Read More

Montgomery City-County Public Library kicks off ‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’

For now, they’re asking that adults read to children through the program either at home, school, or at a public library and Foster provides a plan on how you can reach the thousand book goal. → Read More

Johnson & Johnson talc spinoff files for bankruptcy

Lawyers representing women who have sued Johnson & Johnson say they’re not backing down. → Read More

Montgomery Area Food Bank sees distribution increase during pandemic

The Montgomery Area Food Bank has been able to distribute additional food thanks to donations from the community. → Read More

New Civil Rights Corridor bringing history to citizens virtually

The city council named US Highway 80 that runs through Montgomery will be established as a Civil Rights Corridor to educate others of past historical events through a virtual tour. → Read More

Centennial Hill residents speak out against future RSA building

They’re not on board with a future development that will put an RSA office building and parking facility on a vacant lot in the area. → Read More

Montgomery creates new department to address crime in city

Montgomery has a new Violence and Prevention Department. → Read More

Montgomery City Council set to vote on new budget Tuesday

The proposed budget includes new departments and pay raises across the board for all city employees. → Read More

FDA advisory panel member discusses next phases of Pfizer vaccine

Dr. James Hildreth says he believes boosters will eventually be approved for everyone, but it will take more time. → Read More

Retailers trying to bounce back from pandemic

Since May 2020, the Alabama Retail Association says they have seen positive sales growth each month, but the number of available employees hasn’t bounced back as quickly. → Read More

Montgomery organization, church collecting books for Alabama inmates

The founder of Destiny Driven says the idea was started after one of her students said he had no books while serving time in prison. → Read More

Stadium climb held at Riddle Pace Field to commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11

Members of Troy University’s ROTC program along with other Troy students, community members, and the Troy Fire and Rescue participated in the event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. → Read More

Montgomery City Council addresses apartments operating without licenses

The city of Montgomery is cracking down on businesses operating without proper licenses. → Read More

Rising COVID-19 cases bringing concerns for churches

The church reopened its doors to the public in the spring with safety measures of checking temperatures, sanitizing, social distancing and wearing masks at all times, but the recent surge in COVID-19 cases brings concerns. → Read More

English Village community comes together for prayer walk

One community in Montgomery came together under one name and purpose Saturday. → Read More

Hurricane Ida’s presence felt in Alabama

The state EMA director says the storm is not over and localized flash flooding is now the major concern. → Read More